Tivoli Bar and Grill

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The bar's exterior in 2016
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The bar's interior, 2016

The Tivoli Bar and Grill is the oldest bar in San Diego, California, located at 505 Sixth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter. [1] It opened as a saloon in 1885. [1] [2]

Between 1872 and 1885, the building housed a boarding house, a feed store, and a blacksmith shop, [3] and the nine apartments above the bar were once used as a brothel. [3]

The bar retains its original wooden bar and back bar, and the first cash register to be installed is still on display. [3] Wyatt Earp was once a regular at the bar. [3]

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